Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a community awareness event as part of the ‘Food for Life’ campaign, under the theme ‘Together for a healthy Ramadan’.
The event, held at Arabian Centre in Dubai was part of the MoHAP’s efforts to raise public awareness, improve the health of individuals, and provide them with skills that contribute to strengthening health sustainability.
The community event emphasized the significance of healthy food derived from sustainable sources, as well as its impact on the environment, society, and future generations.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, revealed that the ‘Food for Life’ campaign, held in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Emirates Nature-WWF, seeks to build a better healthier future, by adopting healthy patterns and sustainable diets.
Meanwhile, Ms. Nouf Khamis Al Ali, Director of the Health Promotion Department at MoHAP, shared that, “The event focused on preserving biological and environmental diversity through healthy eating and sustainable sources. It also aims to educate and entertain people by introducing them to the best food sources and encouraging them to be more conscious of what they eat. The goal is to modify people’s lifestyles and dietary habits, as well as the impacts that individuals can have on their health and the environment.”
The MoHAP Official observed that the event in particular, targeted children and young individuals, and was designed to educate them to different food groups and healthy habits that contribute to healthy growth through games and competitions in a fun environment.
The project, developed in collaboration with Emirati coach Mr. Adnan Al Hashimi, focused on the necessity of physical activity and the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle.